Hardcover, 280 pages
Published September 7th 2010 by Little Brown/Poppy
Original Title : The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend
ISBN0316084239 (ISBN13: 9780316084239)
Edition Language : English
Characters : Bianca Piper, Wesley Rush, Casey Blithe, Jessica Gaither, Toby Tucker
Literary Awards : Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award (RT Award) Nominee for Best Young Adult Novel (2010)
Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn’t think she’s the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her “the Duff,” she throws her Coke in his face.
But things aren’t so great at home right now, and Bianca is desperate for a distraction. She ends up kissing Wesley. Worse, she likes it. Eager for escape, Bianca throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with him.
Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out Wesley isn’t such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she’s falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone.
I first read The Duff on 2014 and I read it 3 stars. Considering how crazy I am for it especially in times of dire need, that seems wrong right? But no. I think as every year goes by and every time I read it, I liked and loved the simplicity of it. It was sweet with a little side of angst from Bianca and a little bad boy action from Wesley. I mean who can actually resist right? Last year I gave it 4 stars because maybe I read it as a pick me up book and I do not regret anything.
I am feeling kind of down today because of all the workload so I decided I need some teenagers to show me a good time. Reading at work is a no no but when you’re slowly going crazy, I think it’s a little okay.
So I am giving this book 5 stars this year because of all the 4 years/times that I have read this book, it picked me up on my lowest points and made me feel happy and sad and loved all at the same time and really that’s what books should make us feel right? So this book deserve my 5 stars.